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What Happened on February 24, 1797

Historical Events


Battle of InterestLast Invasion of Britain

Colonel William Tate and his force of 1,000-1,500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain (according to legend, to Welsh women in tall black hats, mistaken for elite guards regiment)

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French troops surrendering to British forces at Goodwick Sands near Fishguard in Wales. Drawing by James Baker.
French troops surrendering to British forces at Goodwick Sands near Fishguard in Wales. Drawing by James Baker.
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Famous Birthdays

  • Samuel Lover, composer
1797 Highlights

About February 24, 1797

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 224 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces